At the moment, Lea Seydoux is currently in some exotic location, hanging out with Daniel Craig, and shooting the next Bond movie “Spectre.” But just this month the actress appeared in the far more humble picture “The Diary Of A Chambermaid,” which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, and the first international trailer has arrived.
Based on the 1900 Octave Mirbeau novel, previously tackled in movies by Jean Renoir and Luis Buñuel, Benoît Jacquot (“3 Hearts,” “Farewell My Queen“) put his hands on the material that tells the story of a young chambermaid who becomes embroiled in games of jealousy, lust and shame in the household in which she works. Our own Jessica Kiang wasn’t really a fan, saying it was skippable “except to Seydoux completists,” but that’s reason enough for many.
Cohen Media Group will release the film in the U.S., but no date has been set. “The Diary Of A Chambermaid” arrives in French cinemas on April 1st.